Institutional Investors in Germany: Insurance Companies and Investment Funds

41 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2003

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Raimond Maurer

Goethe University Frankfurt - Finance Department

Date Written: June 5, 2003

Abstract

This chapter focuses on institutional investors in the German financial markets. Institutional investors are specialized financial intermediaries who collect and manage funds on behalf of small investors toward specific objectives in terms of risk, return and maturity. The major types of institutional investors in Germany are insurance companies and investment funds. We will examine the nature of their businesses, their size and role in the financial sector, the size and the composition of the assets under their management, aspects of financial regulation, and features of their asset-liability-management.

Keywords: Institutional Investors, Insurance Companies, Investment Funds, Regulation, Pension

JEL Classification: G22, G23, G28

Suggested Citation

Maurer, Raimond, Institutional Investors in Germany: Insurance Companies and Investment Funds (June 5, 2003). CFS Working Paper No. 2003/14. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=414100 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.414100

Raimond Maurer (Contact Author)

Goethe University Frankfurt - Finance Department ( email )

Gr├╝neburgplatz 1
House of Finance
Frankfurt, 60323
Germany

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